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of this call, but do we have any sense of what fellow. >> rob:s are telling speaker boehner? how likely are we to see a vote in time to avoid going of the cliff? >> it really is up in the air. i'm told in part that's why house. >> rob:s didn't make a decision to bring the house back or when to do it because the ball really is in the senate's court, specifically with senate democrats. that has changed big time since a few weeks ago. at this point what they are trying to figure out is whether or not they can find enough republicans to cross party lines for what the president proposed right before he left for hawaii which is a scaled-back bill focusing on tax cuts and on what he campaigned on which is only keeping the cuts in place for those making under $250,000. is it a big ask to get ten senate republicans to get them to cross over. they think with the deadline that they're up against, it's going to be hard to go back home and say, i let everybody's taxes go up. >> so what do we know about it? >> it is still being crafted and that is part of the dance that's being done in these next few days w
with more information about this and let's go to rob in the newsroom. rob. >> the tragedy is still under folding from sandy hook elementary school. less than an hour ago, the students are secured and no danger to the public. several news agencies, the associated press are reporting 27 people killed. the gunman is dead, ryan lanza, we are learning within the hour he is 24 years old and his mother works at the school and among the dead. lanza was dressed in black and may have had a 222 caliber rifle. >> the shooter is deceased. there's a great deal of work to be undertaken immediately upon locating the shooter and there's a great deal of search warrant activity and law enforcement activity in and out of state. >> parents were frantic as they received the news and headed for the school, one student hearing screams over the intercom. >> how hard was it to hear this. >> awful. >> troubling, it was mayhem in the room where the teachers trying to find where the kids were and making sure they are safe and trying to make sure what the situation was and everybody was safe and the friends and schoo
, i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> good to have you here. >> great to be here. >> i'm paula faris. a little later this morning, lawmakers are going to make a last-ditch effort to make a compromise. here's the latest on the talks in just a moment. but first, a look at some of the other stories. a health scare for hillary clinton. the secretary of state is hospitalized this morning after doctors discover a blood clot. we'll have the latest on her condition. >>> also this morning, a different kind of contract for a young iphone user, what this teen's mom is making him agree to before he's allowed to talk or text. >> i think it's fantastic parenting by the way. >>> a huge weekend in nfl action. the bitter end for some teams. >> yeah. >> bears. and the beginning of playoff hopes for others, who's out, who's in, who shouldn't be. fantastic details. >> bears and giants are both out. >> can y believe that? >> i can't. >> we're not the only ones work thing overnight. talks are going on in washington trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> but we're getting something done. the average american
edition of "world news now." >> his liveliness, smoking, sweating, breathing -- >> rob, rob. >> oh, lord have mercy. guess you're right, the president does carry a big stick. today, when we mark national something on a stick day. i'm a pop sickle person. just try a corn dog. >> i'm not putting that in my mouth. >> just the tip. what am i going to do without my ding dong. >> it's made with better meat. and i'm pretty particular about my meat. sorry. >> i heard that. you can just shake the phone a little bit. >> like a shake weight. >> to give it a little bit -- you got to shake it. but i know what that's like. ♪ >> i just stopped breastfeeding last week. no first day sex talk. >> no, don't do. >> come on. say hello to my new friend. all the young people trying to get in, this is what we do on the "world news now" internship program. >> and she's done. although it took some time, it was worth the wait to see this little squirrel in action. >> that was -- >> awesome. >> that was spectacular. >> the squirrel was eating the paint brush. >> on a time note, to the new jersey residents who are
, rob. nk you. thank you, rob. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- travel nightmare. the blinding whiteout conditions bring danger to busy roads and strand airline travelers. >> this morning's watches, warnings, and how they could impact your holiday travel plans. it's thursday, december 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good thursday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> hi, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll check in with accuweather in just a second, as those storms move east this morning. >>> and then on capitol hill, a political storm. what the speaker of the house plans to do today to avoid that fiscal cliff and how the white house is already speaking out against it. >> oh, my, my. here we go again. >> how many days left, fellas? we've got to move to the middle at some point. >>> and also this morning, the viral video that captivated the world. you see an eagle. he appears to be a kidnapper. we'll show you why this is nothing but a hoax, and a lesson not to believe everything you see on the internet. and i will say, i called it yesterda
for your grumpiness. >> i am not grumpy. >> read the prompter. >> it says rob. can you read, rob! >> the time of year for creative, wacky holiday family portraits. this one is our "favorite story of the day." >> that's right this year, the japanese offer a high tech alternative to the glossy prints. 3d figurines of the fan. >> reporter: consider this a modern take on ken and barbie. this woman flew in from hong kong to claim her minime. her boyfriend paul dressed to impress. >> a strange experience to see yourself kind of on a screen. you can't really hide anything. >> reporter: it is japan's high-tech answer to 2 d photos. scanners not cameras are preferred gadgets. snapshots don't take seconds but 15 minutes. this scanner here gathers all the information for one of the figurines. this camera here captures the body's shape. this one captures the texture. and i am going to put it up against it here, and you can see on the computer screen just how detailed it is. every wrinkle is brought back to life. this is you in the back? the creator says 3d scanning itself isn't new. in the l
hotel. it starts where you might expect, with a hollywood heavy hitter. director and actor rob reiner. >> this was after proposition eight went the wrong way for us. >> reporter: the launch took place in november 2008 a week after the election. obama won the white house. but gays and lesbians lost the right to marry in california. >> we try to figure out what to do next. then we thought about the idea of a possible legal challenge to proposition eight. and serendipitously a friend of my wife's came by the table. >> reporter: the friend suggested they would find an ally in her former brother-in-law, who turned out to be ted olson, a towering figure in the conservative legal movement. so that stunned you, right? >> yes, more than stunned me. it stunned me, but i said if this is true, this is the home run of all times. i mean, the idea that ted olson, this arch conservative, the solicitor general for george bush, who had argued bush v. gore, and basically put me in bed for a couple of days, i was so depressed after bush v. gore, was interested in gay rights. i thought, let's check it out
more coverage in just 15 minutes, ktvu's rob roth has been following the story since it first broke. he's been going through video from connecticut and he'll update us. >>> there was a scare yesterday with the threat of violence at some south bay schools. we were there as students returned to class and we'll report on their nervous moments on campus. >>> susan rice's withdraw has reignited questions about gender diversity. the front runner for that position is now senator john kerry. he joins two possible other appointees both also white men. chuck hagel is the top candidate to run the pentagon. and jack lew is likely to be tapped as treasury secretary. president obama sent a message to those who support legalizing marijuana. the president said he doesn't support legalizing marijuana as voters have just done in washington and colorado. even though it's against federal law he says he will not push enforcement saying there's bigger fish to fry. >> it really kind of opens the door for other states to legalize it because he did say those would be the lowest priorities. any state including c
up and robbed in the middle of the night. >> kathryn. chase. jesse. >> remembering the victims of the connecticut scoot massacre. the pledge the president made to the family. >> a closer look at the security measures at schools in california in the wake of the connecticut shooting. we'll tell you what one school in san francisco is doing to honor the victims of sandy hook elementary school. >>> light rain right now and wind. this looks like a very active week. not only rain but very cold reading ifs upcoming up the second hour of the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's monday, december 17th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. let's check in with steve. we'll have a lot of rain. >> between we will have pretty cold air. colder than last weekend. you told me you were cold last week. you will be really cold tuesday night into wednesday. there is pretty steady rain out there. nothing too heavy. it will be with us through the morning hours and giving away a partly cloudy mild breezy day. 50s and 60s more on that cold air i
as a den joins the nasdaq 500. financial expert rob black is coming in at 645. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ once in the opening bell on wall street investors seem to be ignoring the fiscal cliff that is coming out in concentrating on the federal reserve. the fed is wrapping up a two day policy meeting and expected to make an announcement of what they plan to do at 930 this morning. the fed will keep pumping $95 billion a month into the u.s. economy and buying treasury and mortgage-backed securities. we have the dow 79 points yesterday and right now the future is up 15 at the opening bell. >> the highest tide of the year is going to hit sampras's go bay and nearby beaches this week. it is called the king tied. we would turn yo
. good morning to you, rob and paula. the president's announcement of his new national security team could come any day now. and with susan rice out of the running, we're getting a clearer picture of the top contenders. president obama's new national security team is taking shape. first, secretary of state. u.n. ambassador, susan rice, who has been at the center of controversy over the obama administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, pulled her name out of contention. telling nbc, she doesn't want to be a distraction. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive. >> reporter: with rice no longer in the running, senator john kerry of massachusetts seems the president's likely pick. >> i have no comments on the process. >> reporter: next, secretary of defense. senator kerry's name was floated for the job. but senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran and a republican, who became a critic of the iraq war, seems to have the edge. there's also the top job at the cia. the acting dire
now, yeah, you don't even have to. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. we begin with the monster snowmaker unloading on the nation's midsection. blizzard warnings are in effect for eight states, with blinding snow coming down in major cities like omaha, des moines and green bay. >> whiteout conditions have caused numerous car crashes across several states, including nebraska, kansas and iowa. a state of emergency has been declared in wisconsin where many schools are close ed today. abc's ginger zee braved the storm in des moines. >> here to madison, wisconsin, in the next 24 hours, it will be a foot or more. the wind gusts will make drifts three to five feet, just as all of these holiday travelers hit the roads. >> planes, too. air travelers hoping to beat the christmas travel crush were stranded in denver as their flights were canceled. crews tried to deice planes and clear the runways. but they couldn't keep up with all of the falling snow. winter getting an early start. officially tomorrow, right? >>> and more on where that
t-shirt why? >> because chris kluwe is not on the show. >> stephanie: rob reiner is. it was a big day for marriage equality on friday. i need time, jacki schechner. you know i need time. i need to a turn you gay and trick you into marrying me. in the current news center. >> if you warn me, doesn't that ruin the element of surprise? >> stephanie: oh, damn it! [ laughter ] >> stephanie: just my luck. she's not easily tricked either. >> she's a smart one that jacki schechner. >> stephanie: we have a big show. we have rob reiner and the prop ownernities in the prop 8 case. >> it is great news the supreme court will take up the issue. >> stephanie: i thought you meant because you were considering my proposal. whatever. let dee in the news. >> bring me the bling. we'll talk about it. just saying. i can be bought. president obama travels to redford, michigan, today to speak at daimler detroit diesel. the company is expected to announce a $100 million plus investment that would expand u.s. production and
million each. right, rob? but they have yet to decide if they're going to quit their job. >> yeah, okay. she plans to buy a home and take care of her children and six grandkids. >> he is missing several front teeth says dental work is on his agenda. >> let's not go there. they've been playing powerball twice a week for the past ten months. you can't make this stuff up, folks. >> he said it. don't write us on facebook. no one is making fun, he said that he's going to get his chompers together. >> that's touching. >> not going there. >>> coming up next, searching for trends among the big nominees of this year's golden globe -- >>> searching for last-minute deals as holiday airfares go sky high. how you can save some money with expert advice. keep smiling. "world news now" continues. >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >>> welcome back. if you've started looking at airline fares, you know prices are way up. you just waited too long. >> that's it. the longer you wait to book your flight, the more
. haaziq madyun has been talking to parents and teacher. but first, rob fladeboe is live --- at monte vista high schoool in cupertino. happened. rob? >> sheriff's deputies sealed off the sprawling west san jose campus of monte vista high school just after 7 a.m. thursday. classes were cancelled after a threatening message was discovered on a wall at lynbrook high school in san jose, both schools part of the fremont union high school district. >> there has been a graffiti sound on one of the buildings indicating that a bomb has been planted. at monteux vista high school. >> the threatening message mentioned a teacher by name. he was not hurt but remains under the sheriff's protection. the principal of nearby kennedy middle school confirmed a similar threatening message was also discovered here. sky 7 hd abc 7 news aerial video shows emergency personnel stagingin the parking lot of monte vista high as bomb-sniffing dogs went through the campus classroom by classroom. no bombwasfound bg stopped short of calling the threat a prank or hoax. >> we to know that the crime has been committed. we ar
community, announcing rob parker is suspended until further notice on the shows's first take he took issue with rg3 for being engaged to a white fiance and wondered if the quarterback was trying to shun his african-american roots. out of a job for the time being. "the hob benefit" madebit" made. it pulled in 84 and a half million dollar which is a record for the biggest december movie opening ever. it means peter jackson will make a lot of money off of this trilogy. >> i went to see silver lining playbook yesterday. >> how was it? >> yeah. >> got a lot of combinations? >> but the point was there were so many kids in the theater, all, you know, parents just lined up with kids to go see "the hobbit." >> big money. >> big news for holiday travel gas prices at their lowest level of the entire year. national average down to 3.28 a gallon. prices were $0.10 higher this year throne last year, over 3.60 thanks to spikes from hurricane isaac and a refinery out west highest price in hawaii and california, about 4 bucks and in missouri and south carolina, they are abou
down brought a neighborhood to a stand still has been lifted. ktvu's rob roth joins us live with what it was like inside that preschool and if police found who they were looking for. >> reporter: police searched this neighborhood for most of the day but didn't find the man they were looking for. earler i with all the -- earlier with all the police activity a preschool went into lock down. >> reporter: while police searched this neighborhood for a burglar, authorities called a preschool and ordered them to go on cold blue lock down. >> keep the kids inside. we don't feel that they are in danger. >> reporter: they have 60 children. >> we brought our children in and we asked them to sit on the floor away from windows and we had the doors locked and the lights out because we didn't know what the situation. >> reporter: the lock down happened close to nap time, when it was lifted parents came to pick up their children. >> you just know that your kid is safe in the school, locked in but it is hard because you want to hold them and hug them and you meant to know that -- you want to know that
of robbing a downtown bank officers swarmed the area on east 14th street yesterday afternoon. police say a man walked into a bank passed a note to a teller, the note indicated he had a gun officers thought the man was still in the bank, he wind. investigators have not released a detailed description. >>> any minute "time" magazine is expected to announce its 2012 person of the year there's some bay area contenders at the top of that list. marissa mayer, ceo and tim cook, she took the top job in june cook replaced jobs last year. the other six nominees cloud president obama, bill and hillary clinton, egyptian president morsi and undocumented americans. >>> 4:39. freeze warnings out there. >> i think frost also a possibility. let's see who is dealing with what now. >>> both of you have car thermometers right? what was the lowest you got? >> mine said stay home. >> i was too cold to push the button. >> we knew it was going to be a thick frost most dangerous north bay freeze warnings until 8:00, close to seeing lows around 25°, also frost advisory east bay valleys bay shoreline into the san
, everybody. 12-21-21. good morning, i'm rob nelson. that storm is blasting a big area from chicago to boston this morning. the latest is coming up in a second. from accuweather the story of the week, in connecticut, that tragedy. and one week after the massacre, how the nation will pause today and remember the victims as the debate over gun violence continues to intensify around the country. another somber occasion in what's been an extraordinarily somber week. >> for me it doesn't even feel like a week. >> no. and you can imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk about the end of the mayan calendar has some people doing some rather drastic things. >> so far so good. we're looking all right. >> we're here. >> we'll see what the rest of the day brings. it's been fun in case we're not here later. >>> and later, if there is a later, simon cowell has a brand new reality of his own. somet
, we would have robbed you. >> he is the good physically now but mentally, he's very scarred. that is my major concern right now. and for us to get the justice we deserve. >> weeks ago, he was taunted and now he believes he was targeted. >> i feel as if it was a hate crime. i am a homosexual. i stand out. >> i did not want my son to feel like when i get off work, i cannot go to a corner store to pick up something because i might get beat up. nobody should have to live in fear. >> police are investigating. they said they have some good leads in what they're calling an assault. >> two years ago, shaw was robbed at gunpoint. baltimore city police made an arrest that same day. >> thank you. next, adoption and then. americans officially cut off from russian orphans. running 90 minutes is too much for some soccer players. injure the elephants. the state that is bigger than the average height of two men. -- the snake that is bigger than average height of two men. >> we will talk more about the storm tomorrow morning. >> russian president signed into law banning americans from adopt
every day through i-heart radio. i captured the moment you were tea bagged by rob reiner. >> oh, here. >> stephanie: wow, it's a rearview. >> oh geez. [ applause ] >> i think it is better than being tea bagged by carol o'connor. >> well, since he is dead. [ wah wah ] >> what? >> too soon? >> stephanie: this week is just the gift that keeps on giving. the hate mail just keeps coming from fox news. >> hateful hating haters! i hate you! >> stephanie: do we have that whole song? the thing we played? my sister said it was such a cute little song parody. but they are proving my point exactly. i play some cute little song parody, and i get called the c word and they hope i die. and the point of the segment is the left-wing is engaged in more hate speech than the right-wing. so is this the whole song? >> yeah. ♪ wing nuts roasting for mitty's fire ♪ ♪ pundits growing a big nose ♪ ♪ stocking toys being sold by big liars, like fox and friends media hosts ♪ ♪ everybody knows a turkey like sean hannity ♪ ♪ has an audience that's white ♪ ♪ tiny brains viewers wh
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, rob. good morning, paula. we have no comment on this from the u.s. but the iranians claim they brought down what's known as a scan eagle drone, after it violated iranian air space. it's right now in an iranian studio. it's a small surveillance drone. u.s. navy captains used them to watch their own ships. this is not an armed drone. if the iranians brought it down, the u.s. will see that as a very aggressive action. last month, the iranians tried to shoot down a u.s. drone in the same place. almost exactly a year ago, the iranians brought down a high-tech drone, one used by the cia. that was inside iranian territory. as you said, this will raise tensions in a very sensitive area. u.s. has thousands of service members in the gulf, just a few miles from iran. and the u.s. continues to accuse iran of trying to develop a nuclear weapon. ron? paula? >> nick schifrin with the latest from london. thank you, nick. we'll see you in just a moment. >>> also from london, kate middleton, the duchess of cambridge, is hospitalized there, for a second day. doctors are keeping a close eye on the 30-year
's this morning. rob black will be coming up at 645. the dow futures point to a lower opening this morning. >> men and women have equal footing in the nation's economic recovery according to the latest numbers from the labor department. the biggest numbers for men have been for vessel jobs in factory work and for women in their biggest gains have been an education and health care. according to house all day the men had a 7.9 percent unemployment rate in november when women had 7.6. if your >> if you're wondering what happened to those as a grim photos were trying a share on twitter you are not alone. twitter says is the gramm has disabled total integration with a social network site. but ostensibly share from as the gramm via a direct link on twitter but the final is not visible on the tweet like before. as the gramm ceo says the company wants to build a bigger web presses by having voters vote users to view photos directly threatens to gramm's site. as the rams acquired earlier this year for $1 million by face by facebook. a cable-tv subscribers may have to read more cable boxes. a federal rule c
. $ >>> continuing coverage of a strike by crab fisherman over the price they will be paid. ktvu's rob roth is live with how the strike is effecting more than just the two sides. rob? >> reporter: normally these boats would be unloading fresh crab but they have been docked for a week over a dispute about prices. they just wrapped up a meeting but nothing was resolve. they will meet again tomorrow. >> reporter: you can still get crab but it is frozen, not fresh. crab boats have been in the harbor since last week when fish brokers announced they were dropping the price. >> our expenses are the same they were. people still want crab. same beautiful crab. >> reporter: fisherman are anxious to get back out to sea. >> it is tough. i have two guys down here. came from washington to work. make money and they are just sitting around. they are all paid on a share basis and they are not catching fish and not making money. >> reporter: restaurants are making due. they are getting crab from other areas but it is not the same. >> we like to take them off the boat. >> reporter: there are still fresh crabs at the
's tracking santa claus. here's rob nelson. >> global make talent apple and samsung -- google may challenge apple and samsung with its own smartphone and then a tablet. the iphone has 63% of the u.s. smartphone market. samsung with only 42%. samsung still leads by a wide margin in europe. two places where you can track santa. the web site of norad, the military command center. noradsanta.org. the other website is google. >> and you can play fun and games on that website. >> you can send a friend or relative a message. i rob nelson. >> fedex field is the place to be this coming sunday night. that's when the redskins will host the cowboys before the final game of the season >> . if the redskins win, they will clinch the nfc east. they are one win away from of a division title spanx to yesterday's victory against the eagles. rgiii was 16 of 24 for 198 yards as the redskins won their sixth game in a row, 27-20.. kickoff sunday night is at 8:20. should be a good time. >> the redskins -- for this now. touchdown. seattle quarterback russell wilson continues to keep pace with andrew luck and r.g. i
's sunset neighborhood. police say a family was tied one duct tape and robbed at their home on sloat boulevard. this happened just a few hours ago. the family tells police three men entered the home through a bathroom window. the victims were not hurt. >>> let's switch gears. we have a wet and messy morning commute. tomorrow we'll be talking about apparently about frost. meteorologist lawrence karnow has the latest. is. >> a damp morning with scattered light showers. a weak system pushing through. we are seeing drizzle and light showers making its way through on our high-def doppler radar. a stronger line toward the north bay and american canyon. vallejo you can see a good line defined here that's pushing through. vallejo will get hit by that in the next five minutes. so we have scattered showers this morning. i think by the afternoon, things begin to taper off but a lot of cold air on the back side of the cold front. that's going to be pushing over the bay area later on today and tonight making for a frosty night tonight and in toward tomorrow morning. outside over the bay bridge w
, this is "world news now." >>> good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. in just a moment we'll take you live to newtown for the latest on the memorials and we're getting new details each hour, each minute on the shooter, adam lanza, and his mother. the family had quite a troubled past. we'll dig into that coming up. >> the center of this is the relationship that he had with his mom that led to why he killed her and the divorce and the estranged relationship with the dad and brother. there's a family dynamic here that you have to wonder if that's what led to the violence we saw friday morning. >>> also today, a survivor of the aurora, colorado movie theater. he wants everyone to hear his message about gun violence, certainly speaking from experience after he survived that. >> sadly, we have to clarify which massacre we're talking about. >>> and remembering senator daniel inouye from hawaii. >> a long storied career for the senator there. we'll get to that in a second. but first, our big story of the week, of the day, of the year in many ways and in many cases. mid
, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. police in arizona fear that girl could be in great danger. we are going to give you the latesten our top story. >>> then a major advance in fighting cancer. what researchers discovered about a very popular cancer drug. and it is making a big difference. >> in fact, the treatments folks are on. stay tuned for that. for sure. >>> also this morning, turning to homeownership turning it into much needed income, a good thing. that is the goal behind reverse mortgages. but some people are now losing out on the american dream and you will see why. another lesson in, you know what is advertised isn't always the real deal. real deal. so be careful particularly with your money and people's biggest asset their home. >> a matter are the people misinformed or are lenders preying on them, preying on innocent people. >>> later she is reinventing herself at the young age of 80. loretta young is historying the road appealing to new younger fans. no wonder she is the first lady of country music. >> looks good
for those of you who know me but rob does, this where is my family began. i'm sure that many in washington know that rob -- they know rob as a defendant analyst of the middle east, an extraordinarily creative executive director of this august organization, but not as many know that rob is a pretty darn good matchmaker. back in 1959-96 i was a fellow as rob mentioned and i married one of the research associates that was was there and we have been have ever since then and i think there's five or six washington institute couples in defying the odds none have resulted in divorce. so you have done an excellent job. >> they call me the sung young moon. >> i was trying to figure out what the other word is for -- but i decided not do it. but for those reasons, both the beginning of my career and i'm forever indebted to rob and his organization. it's also wonderful to have been awarded this terrific -- the gold medal, wreck nix from the institute for my work is truly an honor and, rob, i than to thank martin craner who did an unbelievable job in administering the award. and before i get into the is
'm rob nelson. serious news to get to this morning. holiday festivities turned to bloodshed and fear when that masked man went on a shooting rampage. >>> also this morning, north korea makes a bold military move, launching a long-range ballistic missile. what that means for the u.s. and for the rest of the world. >>> it's really taking the united states government by surprise, too. and hair ye, hair ye, a burglary suspect's bizarre behavior make for an interesting day in a south florida courtroom. >>> later, prosecutors really want to throw the book now at, wait for it, yeah, lindsay lohan. the punishment she could now face. that is coming up in "the skinny." if she made half as many headlines for her acting than her legal trouble, she'd be in a much better spot. this time prosecutors are fed up. they are looking to take drastic action. so see how that plays out. >> i think she's on her second round of nine lives. >>> authorities say they have tentatively identified that gunman who walked into a shopping mall in portland, oregon, and opened fires on thousands of holiday shoppers. >> polic
on the reaction to these figures, we have rob doddson with us. rob, welcome. it appears ta stronger services may be weaker on the manufacturing relative to expectations, at least, but the message broadly is still contraction. >> that's the case. we're seeing the pmi indexes track a bit higher over the last few months. so nothing spectacular there. but this does raise hopes that maybe we could see growth coming into the first quarter. the eu, banking -- things like nap but, again, still down. >> not great news for france if we start to look at some of the indexes. there's a lot of focus on this economy. >> exactly. and the weakest spots, given that it's the second largest economy. now, we did see that return to growth for germany, which is a positive and will be a good gain forward. but say order box, very weak. demand, very weak. business confidence very weak and this is going to be hitting activity indicators going forward. >> even though the manufacturing side of it disappointed, the services was stronger. while services is a big part of the economy, it's where we're trying to see the rebalanc
't been this much attention on a royal pregnancy since princess diana. rob and paula? >> congratulations, kate, william. >>> while we are speaking of little ones. it is never too early to start looking for the next great olympic swimmers. think michael phelps and missy frankl franklin. here they are. williams -- >> the nine months olds are ordinarily relaxed in the water and swing a full length of the pool unassisted, no floaties, nothing except their swim diapers. >> wow. >> amazing. >> dad says since they were born in this olympic year. maybe it will keep swimming to the games in 2028. one stroke at a time, dad. calm down. but i've never seen a baby that young without any protection at all, just going. >> i have seen classes, infant swim. they teach the kids to flip over, especially in states where they have outdoor pools. florida, arizona, they teach them if they flip on their backs and cry for help. >> never seen that. >> 9 months old. >> i have never seen swim. this class teaches them to tread. >> swim better than willis. that is amazing. >> you got that right! >>> coming up, you ca
," everybody. >> i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the discouraging situation on the fiscal cliff in just a moment. and we do have even a visual this morning. >> not yet. >> going to wait for it? very high tech. >> so high tech. working on this prop all day. all morning. >> weeks of planning. >>> we also have a major development in the case of software mogul john mcafee he was actually arrested last night. and this morning, police are taking more action after he tried to seek asylum in guatemala. a strange story gets even stranger. again he is now under arrest. >> bizarre to the nth degree there. >> yeah. >>> also this morning -- weeding through all the details on washington state's new law. [ coughing ] taking effect this morning. get it? that legalizes recreational marijuana use. i need you to cough please. [ coughing ] where can you light up? where can you not? >> yeah. all details. we don't want to leave you high and dry on the story. all the details on that. coming up. whew, man, willis put it down. >>> and later this half hour, rihanna sings a new career tune. if you are a fan you may be soo
. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. in a moment, what that one-time insider from syria's chemical weapons program is saying now. if you weren't nervous about the situation before, after listening to this guy, plenty of reason for the world to be nervous what's going on inside syria. but also this half hour, the ultimate sacrifice. the member of the navy s.e.a.l. team 6 killed while freeing an american doctor from the taliban has been identified. we'll find out more about this fallen hero. >>> tom hanks is standing up for heroes. how the hollywood star is helping an army staff sergeant who just returned from afghanistan. >> very cool story. it was a prank in the best sense of the word. >>> and later, beyonce scores a $50 million deal. a sweet payday from a soft drink company. all the details coming up. >> keep reading. >> coming up in the -- whew, in "the skinny." we'll share some good beyonce news this morning. >> i don't think she's really worried. >> she's doing her thing. >>> but first, some very telling words from
." >> good morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll update the investigation in connecticut in our top story coming up in just a second. as of course, mourners overcome with grief pay their respects to the first two victims of the sandy hook shooting. a town coming together in some attempt to carry on. but as you can see, their emotions still so very raw. >> we're going to see so many funerals throughout the week. it will definitely be a tragic sight. >> two down, but 25, 24 more to go for those people killed in the school. >>> also this morning, school campuses on edge from coast to coast. security is first and foremost as copycats pose threats that police are taking seriously. sad that cowards out there would take advantage of such a tragic situation. >> there was another scare at a school district less than 20 miles from sandy hook. they had schools on lockdown. on top of that, i couldn't get my mind around the idea, there was a bomb threat called into that vigil sunday night. so unbelievably sad moment, someone was sick enough to call in and threaten the v
and walk down the side hill to get in here. it's really, really, it's very bad in here. >> what a mess. rob marciano has been tracking the storms that have been soaking northern california. is there more rain on the way? >> there is. not today, today we get a break, but in some areas rivers and small streams are on the rise and another pulse of energy pointing its way right at northern california. it will be the fourth pulse of heavy wind, rain and snow coming into this area over a five-day period. look at some of the damage out of oakland. a number of homes damaged because of flooding and rains there. roads damaged as well this is widespread, across the bay area, southern parts of oregon, just the infrastructure can't handle this moisture and underwashing some of these roadways. rescues, high water rescues yesterday and over the weekend. you can just imagine when some of these small streams come up and over the roadways, if you're driving through them people get stuck. the crews are brought in to try to get the job done and folks to safety. across napa valley, incredible flooding there. th
." >>> good morning, everybody, i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. paula faris has the morning off. family, friend, and fans are mourning the loss of jenni rivera. in a moment the latest on the plane crash that took the life of the music and tv star. >>> also this half-hour, fiscal face-off. the president and house speaker john boehner hold a private meeting with signs of progress in the effort to keep the economy from going over the fiscal cliff. >> all right. then crunch time. we all have the nfl week 14 action. as the the playoff picture starts to come more into focus. >> big, big football weekend right. >>> later, up for auction, a classic piece of casablanca's rich history is being sold 70 years later. i love that story! >> that's a great movie. first, family and friend mourning the loss of jenni rivera, a superstar of latin music. >> the so-called diva rivera had finished a concert and was on the way to another when her small plane crashed. abc's larry jacobs as the story. ♪ >> reporter: bewilderment and sense of loss among jenni rivera's fans in the los ang
and their families. think about the potential liability as well. what if the homes get robbed? homes are robbed many times for the fire arms contained within. i know. >> greg: you have done it many times. >> kimberly: it happened to my husband's house in san francisco. they know you have weapons and they try to get them. >> greg: some people own guns because they're underthreat; therefore, you are publishing the address of somebody who might be under threat. >> eric: the only people upset with this are people who don't own youngs. i have a browning over/under, if you want to know what the business end of it looks like, come through the house. it won't matter if i'm the "new york post" or "new york daily news" or not. people who own guns, publish it. that is the point. this is a safety factor. this house protected by smith and wesen, you mean business. >> kimberly: i have a bumper sticker. >> greg: this reminded me in allentown where you once lived people would put alarm signs on their houses when they didn't have an alarm that used to tick me off because i pay for the alarm. >> andrea: i had a fake
of their own. rob cox will show us how they are working to honor the littlest angels. >> speaker boehner lays down the gauntlet. why am i worried it's not a lump of coal. >> a chilly reception on benghazi sending in an icy blast at the state department. is it more than hillary can handle? >> no holiday break for president obama, but words from a president past could offer a new path forward. the lbj connection. >> white house history is my favorite. all that and my spoken word on why another past president had reason for holiday cheer. grab some cocoa. you are in the cycle. >> if you thought the fiscal cliff was a joke, listen to this, john boehner just 45 minutes ago. >> republicans ton to work towards avoiding the fiscal cliff. the president's offer of $1.3 trillion in revenues and $850 billion in spending reductions fails to meet the tests that the president promised the american people a balanced approach. i hope that the president will get serious soon about providing and working with us on a balanced approach. tomorrow the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nea
to build a big-time brand on the web or anywhere else. rob, thanks for joining us. why is it these brand are taking a hit right now? what is it about the message that the ceos put out that the public doesn't like? >> well, first of all, it's great to meet you, gerri. gerri: thanks for coming on. we appreciate it. >> yes. first of all you've got to realize this is comedy of errors. it is a confluence of branding mistakes and i must tell you that overall, what this really is a lack of brand strategy on all the brands you mentioned. they are actually incredibly inept at handling their own brands. gerri: well, if so, what do you think the ceo's did wrong? >> well, it is really interesting. we have a joke how do you know the agency is, you know, in danger of losing an account? that is they put the ceo in the commercials. that is guarrnteed to keep it for a year. they're terrible. gerri: chief executives that they actually spoke out, am i right? >> when they're this bad at doing it, you bet. absolutely. the thing is, this isn't really such bad news. obamacare in and of itself and expenses that
-- rob phillips disagrees. he says he did a great job this weekend. >> there are right on the tail of the giants. i think we need to give it their best shot. >> mike shanahan is expected to update the condition as well as his status for sunday at his weekly news conference which is this afternoon. we will be there and tim brant will have all of your update at abc 7 is at 5:00. >> all right. penn state is getting ready to start paying for the jerry sandusky child sex abuse scandal. next week the university will make the first of five annual $12 million payment equal to the yearly surplus from their athletic programs. they receive that fine after it the investigation into the jerry sandusky scandal. the money will go to help fight child abuse. >> a member of the elite field 6 has been killed according to pentagon officials. it happened saturday night during a daring rescue mission. it is not clear how many special forces troops participated but the team felt it cannot wait any longer to get joe said. the >> it is very difficult terrain. it is very dark. this is a team that has had lo
, the economy will fall back into recession and the unemployment rate will shoot up, rob and paula. >> tahman, the clock is ticking in all of this. where do the talks go from here this week? >> well, the white house said president obama presented his plan last week and the gop leaders shot it down. now, the ball is in the hands of the republicans. right now, it's all about the math. republicans may have to cave on taxes but president obama may have to accept deeper spending cuts. only 18 days left. >> the messy art of compromise. tahman bradley live in washington. >>> and rivers are rising across northern california this morning after three powerful storms blow through in less than a week. the latest round of flooding rain drenched the area yesterday, knocking down giant trees and leaving nearly 100,000 people without power. high winds overturned tractor trailers. abc's cecilia vega shows us what it looked like in california wine country. >> reporter: this is a storm that slammed the west coast from washington all the way down to the san francisco bay area. and this, take a look at it, one of
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